Eily’s Report – 2nd October

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my report.

My apologies for not being on the radio web last week. I was in fact enjoying a wonderful bus trip to Carlow. The Castlemagner singing group invite some of our singing group every year to join them on their annual trip. And nine of us went along. The 50 seater coach was full to capacity and new friends were made and existing ones renewed. We were taken to see the Curragh Army Camp, The National Stud and Japanese Gardens. Historic  Boulavogue, the wonderful Glendalaugh and many places in between. The sun shone all the way, there were stops for refreshments and some shopping and our nights after 7 o’clock dinner were whiled away to music and dancing and even a game of forty five. I promised the crowd that I would give the trip a mention on my weekly report, and let them know how I enjoyed the precious four days in their company. One lady, who was obviously delighted to be there said to me, I think Eily, our time has come. There was nothing like this for the elderly in the past. So well done to the organisers.

It’s the month of October and there are a few items coming up at the Green Glens this month.  The 13th. Will see the return of a one day music fest entitled Houseworks, where DJ’s will entertain the crowd for hours. October 20th we will have the mighty National Dairy Show. And from 26th to 28th the annual Pony Owners Show. This show is run every year for charity. And voluntary groups can apply for funding, Contact the Office at the Green Glens for details. 02970800.

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Looking for someone to potrait Mountcain

Update: Looks like Sarah is sorted. She left this comment on the facebook cross-post for this article: “Thanks everyone for your responses! One wonderful member even went so far as to speak to a local person and find the exact location and to send me pictures! I am overwhelmed and excited”.

Would anyone be able to help Sarah who sent us this request

I am wondering if you know of any artists who paint, photograph  or sketch sights from Knocknagree? My great grandmother came from Mountcain in Knocknagree and I’d love to see an image of the area and perhaps purchase it as a gift for my mother. Thank you for any help you might be able to provide!
Sarah <email>

Mountcain is between Knocknagree and Munster Joinery [Google maps]

Raymond and Gillian are Nominated for Most Stylish Duo 2018

We are really proud to announce that we, Raymond and Gillian Gilbourne, have been nominated for an award for “Most Stylish Duo 2018” at the Cointreau Hi 2018 Style Awards. It is a great honour for us but is now down to public voting. We would really appreciate your support by voting for us.

To vote simply send an email to <vote@no1.ie>, containing the text: Most Stylish Duo: Raymond & Gillian Gilbourne

We have decided to make a personal donation to Marymount Hospice as a thank you to those who support our campaign for voting for us. You can now vote and voting is open to November 21st, 12 noon. Please support as every vote counts & once is enough to vote. Please share with family & friends & get them voting. We really appreciate it.
Thank you, Raymond & Gillian Gilbourne

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Death Notice: Tadgh Curtin, Knocknageeha

The death has occurred on Monday 1st October 2018 of Tadgh Curtin, Knocknageeha, Cullen. Passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Marymount Hospice. Darling husband of Marian and dear brother of Tommy, Dan, Nellie, Denis, Jack and David, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing at the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen, on Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon and burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Marymount Hospice. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. [1]